There is something to suit all tastes and pockets within an hour's drive from the heart of Hadrian's Wall. Or let the train take the strain and hop on at one of the many stations along the Hadrian's Wall line.
Hexham offers a good mix of well known brands and a selection of local independent shops and eateries.
Corbridge, Allendale, Brampton and Haltwhistle offer a more traditional small market town shopping experience with an eclectic mix of artisan bakers, galleries, hardware, grocers, local food producers and more.
For those who like the city or mall experience off to the east there is vibrant city shopping in Newcastle or at the UK's largest leisure and shopping experience at the MetroCentre, Gateshead.
For more traditional city centre shopping Carlisle is easily accessible with plenty of well known stores and easy parking.
Bargain hunters may want to travel slightly further west and over the border into Scotland to Gretna Gateway outlet shopping – less than an hour from Hexham.